Lucile M. Bishop

April 11, 1926 ‒ April 23, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Lucile M. Bishop, 90, of Galion passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 peacefully at home after declining health surrounded by loved ones.

Born April 11, 1926 in Martel, she was the daughter of Delbert and Ora (Kelly) Somerlot. She married Frank P. Bishop on February 21, 1958 at the Church of Christ on Payne Avenue in Galion by the late Rev. W. R. Ellis and Lucile and Frank enjoyed 58 years together.

Lucile’s family moved to Galion in 1929 where Lucile graduated from Galion High School in 1944. She resided the rest of her life in Galion and attended the former Christ Church in Galion now known as Open Arms Christian Church. She worked at the Shelby Depot, Stratbury Manufacturing Co. and retired from Caleb V. Smith Garment Factory in Galion. Lucile loved to sit and read while drinking her fresh cups of coffee, watching her SOAPS (especially with the grandchildren as they were growing up), spending time with friends and family, taking walks outside to look at all the beautiful flowers, laughing and always wearing a big smile on her face. She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, always thinking of others first.

In addition to her husband she is survived by son Jerry Bishop (Lorie Kline) of Galion; five grandchildren, Amber (Bobby) Singh of Johnsville, Matt (Jenni) Bishop of Galion, Brian (Amy) Bishop of Lewis Center, William (Emily) Malone of Lumberton, North Carolina, and Nichole (Robert) Cooley of Galion; seventeen great grandchildren, Lyla, Landon, Logan Bishop, Omar, Trinity, Harmony Cooley all of Galion, and Bobby, Hunter, Olivia, Sophia, Singh all of Johnsville, and Bennett Bishop of Lewis Center, and Ezekial, Bailey, Austin, Natilee, Sebastian, Ayrianna all of Lumberton, North Carolina; two brothers, Ken (Louise) Somerlot of Owosso, Michigan and James E (Nora) Montgomery of Galion and sister-in-law Betty Somerlot of Cleveland.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by daughter Judy Whitt; brother John Somerlot; sisters Ruby Coykendall and Edna Music and brother-in-law Jim Music.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27 with Pastor Pat Fruth officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth Hospice in care of the funeral home.

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  • So sorry for you loss. She was a sweet lady and will be dearly missed. Hugs
    Dora & Norman Brown

  • Frank & Jerrty,
    If there is any thing we do let us know.
    You did so much for mom all the yrs. she was sick.
    You’ll be in our hearts & prayers.
    God Bless You,
    ‘ Russell & Margie Gelvin
    Carolyn Webber & Family

  • Aunt Lucile was a great lady I will miss her very much. She was my 2nd mom after my mother Ruby Coykendall passed away. I don’t know what I would have done without her. Aunt Lucile was there to pick me up and keep me going. She loved all of her family. You could tell the Somerlot girls Lucile, Edna, and Ruby were related they all loved their family(s) very much. They each had a special place in their hearts for all of us. My life will never be the same without Aunt Lucile I love her very much. Rest in peace Aunt Lucile with Grandpa Delbert Somerlot, Mom Ruby Coykendall, Aunt Edna Music, Uncle John Somerlot, and your mother Ora (Kelly) Somerlot. May God bless all of you in heaven.

    Your Nephew,
    Dennis Coykendall

  • May Peace be with you all during this difficult time. Sending Hugs & Healing Prayers

  • Sorry for your loss Frank. She was such a nice lady. May God be with you! Your former fuel oil man